South Asia Year of Culture

Image from Mughal Nites

Throughout 2017 the British Library is presenting a special year of exciting events celebrating South Asian culture

This season also marks UK/India 2017, a major bilateral year of cultural exchange coordinated by the British Council.

Series events

Abir Mukherjee (c) Nick Tucker
In Conversation

Masala Noir: Murder and Mayhem in India

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Babur greets courtiers at the Id Festival (1595, British Library, Johnson 2, 12)
Talk

Writing the Mughal Empire: The Memoirs of Babur

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The Natal Baby - Illustration by Mireille Fauchon
In Conversation

Sugar, Sugar

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Front cover of ‘In Old Ceylon’ (1908, British Library, 010058.f.9)
Talk

Sri Lanka to the Western Front: Farrer's Buddhism

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Amit Chaudhuri photo credit: Geoff Pugh
Panel Discussion

Amit Chaudhuri: Friend of My Youth

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Front cover of William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ in Malayalam (1942, British Library, Mal B 737)
Talk

East India Company, Malabar gold, and Shakespeare

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Different Perspectives on Illustration
Course

Different Perspectives on Illustration

Six-week course, beginning -
‘The Costume and Customs of Modern India’  (1813, Asia, Pacific & Africa DRT Digital Store X 380)
Talk

Persian Grammar Books in Colonial Calcutta

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